Buckwheat Chocolate Torte

It’s my birthday week! Among my favorite gifts rolling in was this generous box of bittersweet chocolate baking bars from Sarris Chocolates, to whom I dedicate this post.

sarris chocolates

I decided to use the bars to bake a healthy chocolate torte with buckwheat. Gluten-free dessert that tastes amazing! Such a success. Last time I tried to make a torte, it was torture (see the Sachertorte fiasco). This recipe was a cinch. The buckwheat and almond flour create the perfect light-textured matrix to suspend the chocolate. Tastes like heaven with a scoop of praline ice cream, too. Thank you, Sarris!

buckwheat torte

Buckwheat Chocolate Torte

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1/4 cup blanched almonds

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (72 percent cacao), coarsely chopped

1/3 cup buckwheat flour

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 large eggs, room temperature

3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line with parchment. Spread almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and golden brown, about 15 minutes.

buckwheat almonds for flour

Let cool completely. Meanwhile, in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, melt butter and chocolate together. Let cool.

buckwheat sarris choc

In a food processor, process almonds until coarse. Add buckwheat flour, salt, and cinnamon; process until fine.

In a mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk eggs and brown sugar on high speed until thick and pale, about 6 minutes.

buckwheat eggs whipped

Fold in chocolate mixture, then flour mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until cake is puffed and a tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

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Let cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Release sides of pan and remove cake; let cool completely on rack. Serve, with ice cream. Get out your maracas. Feliz Cumpleanos a Mi.

feliz cumple

2 thoughts on “Buckwheat Chocolate Torte

  1. Happy, happy, happy Birthday Week to you, my beloved friend, fellow chocolate lover, and baker extraordinaire! What a fantastic creation your latest and greatest is, I love the looks of this! Also, how cool is it that chocolate companies are sending you products, a great milestone for a blogger if you ask me! Keep celebrating all week, all month, all year!

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